Athlete of the Week – Angelic

Congratulations to Angelic Celedonio for being nominated for this week’s athlete of the week! Angelic is an athlete at Shabbona Park. She is very enthusiastic and energetic athlete. She always comes to the park program or virtual programming well prepared and excited to start. Angelic always has a smile and loves to interact with everyone!…

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Athlete of the Week – Isaac

This week’s athlete of the week is Isaac Martinez, an athlete at Harrison Park. Isaac loves to cook and is a big helper in the kitchen! He loves spaghetti, and the Chicago White Sox. He loves all children’s movies and exercise! Congratulations Isaac! Do you know a super star Special Olympics Chicago athlete? Nominate them…

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Athlete of the Week – Eric

Today we are featuring Eric Johnson from Morgan Park High School. Eric’s favorite foods are tacos and pizza (I mean, whose aren’t?!) His mom told us that Eric likes playing basketball, swimming, dancing, playing his game, and playing with his friends at school. We love reading all about our athletes since we can’t see everyone,…

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Athlete of the Week – Allison

This week we are featuring Allison Berggren from Kosciuszko Park! Allison has been very busy staying involved with her park and Special Olympics Chicago. She has participated in our alternative programs since the spring and has been doing virtual classes with Koz. Allison always gives 100% and always makes sure her teammates try their best…

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Kate Grant – September Coach of the Month

Our second Coach of the month is Kate Grant. Kate is the Special Recreation Coordinator at McGuane Park and has been for the last 8 years. She always pushes her athletes to do their best and cheers them on the whole way. One of Kate’s athletes said “Kate is an amazing coach.” In 2018 Kate…

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Athlete of the Week – William

You may know this athlete from competitions, CAN TV, or from any SOC event. This weeks athlete of the week is William Tang! William has a heart of gold and is always helping others. He has been apart of SOC for a long time and is very involved in everything we do. William does the…

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Athlete of the Week – Molly

This week’s athlete of the week is Molly Milligan. Molly is a participant at Shabbona Park. She loves to play bocce and basketball at the park with her teammates. Molly is a great athlete and a friend to many! Favorite food: Chinese Favorite Sports team: Chicago White Sox Favorite movie: Twilight Other interests: Sports, bowling,…

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Athlete of the Week – Danny

This week’s Athlete of the Week is Daniel Clay from Mann Park! Danny is an amazing kid full of energy. He puts so much effort in everything he does. He is not only strong mentally but also physically, and is determined to finish any task he starts. He works hard to be the best at…

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Athlete of the Week – Chris

“I nominate Chris because of the Spirit of Special Olympics which he holds dear and dear to his heart,” said Chris’s mom. “During competition he is always a good sport and tells the other players how great they did.” Favorite food: cheeseburger Favorite sports team: Chicago White Sox Favorite movie: Star Wars Other interests: Running…

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